3 John: The Fellowship of Believers

In this last letter from John, he writes to not only his friend but he writes to encourage his friend on what “fellowship” and “hospitality” really looks like. Through the relationship he has with Gaius and what ISN’T happening with Diotrephes we get a beautiful picture of brotherly/sisterly fellowship and the way we were created to be. Continue reading 3 John: The Fellowship of Believers

1 John 1:1-2:2 Walking In the Light

In our podcast today we look at 1 John 1:1-2:2 and John’s challenge to the house churches in Ephesus to not only understand who Christ is, to not only come to the right conclusion on “Who is God?” but to realize the implications it means and has. And so using “light” and “darkness” John challenges his brothers and sisters to be light and walk in the light as God is light. Continue reading 1 John 1:1-2:2 Walking In the Light

Lamentations 4: The Need for Hope

This podcast (part 4 of 5 from the book of Lamentations) deals with the darkness of the present while living in the glory of the past. The poet gives us vivid pictures of what once was with what now is their reality. And in the midst of their pain and suffering we get the slimmest of hope. And it is with this small hope that we ask, “Is it enough? Is this small amount of hope enough when we are so far in darkness?” Continue reading Lamentations 4: The Need for Hope